John Hill Jungian Psychoanalyst

I have spent nearly forty years practicing as a Jungian psychoanalyst. An analyst attempts to help his or her client reconstruct the yet unlived or repressed parts of their personality, guided by the client’s dream, fantasy, or emotional experiences. As a psychoanalyst I have tried to develop the art of listening. I can participate in the narrative of another life, because somehow I know those places in myself. The work is a matter of the heart as well as the head; deep relatedness and intellectual reflection belong to the analyst’s repertoire.

Over the years, I have looked over the hedge and learnt from other schools, in particular from the Freudians. I have trained in psychodrama, a technique, which provides a contained space to resolve conflicts of a forgotten past through embodiment and role-play. Speaking three languages, I have had the privilege of working with people from many different cultures. Belonging to an international organization (IAAP), I enjoy dialogue with many colleagues, coming from different professions and different nations. As a training analyst of the International Seminar of Analytical Psychology (ISAP), I have enjoyed being  the analyst and supervisor of many candidates who will eventually practice this profession.

I openly acknowledge my professional roots as a Jungian psychoanalyst, but the boundaries of that occupation are continually being adjusted. I frequently measure my professional skills in terms of reality, my own limitations, and the new discoveries in related disciplines. The challenges of patients and colleagues require maintenance of tolerance and flexibility. My life and work has, I believe, helped others find their own truths so that their lives might blossom in new and unexpected ways.


Jungian Psychoanalysis

John Hill, M.A.

John Hill received his degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He trained at the C. G. Jung Institute Zürich, has practiced as a Jungian analyst since 1973, and is a training analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP Zürich).

© 2010 Michael Hill

I exist on the foundation of something I do not know. In spite of all uncertainties, I feel a solidarity underlying all existence and continuity in my mode of being.” (C. G. Jung, MDR, p. 358)